ANIMATION

The Inner Life of the Cell

In 2006, Harvard University teamed up with XVIVO to develop an animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell.

The Inner Life of the Cell follows a white blood cell’s movement along the endothelium and its response to an external stimulus — a process known as leukocyte extravasation. This widely-acclaimed piece is the first in a series of animations XVIVO has created for Harvard’s BioVisions.

The second installment, titled Powering the Cell: Mitochondria, follows the mechanism of ATP production along the inner mitochondrial membrane.

In 2013, we released The Inner Life of the Cell: Protein Packing, which illustrates the crowded molecular environment present in cells.

Narrated versions are available on the BioVisions website.

Client


Harvard University

The best things about working with XVIVO is probably the final product, that is never disappointing but, on the contrary, always beyond expectation. Our clients are happy and so are we. The second best thing is a very good production and revision process thru the web with a reliable schedule. It’s good not to be anxious because you know things will be done in due time (and well done).

Jean-Pascal Huvé, ScienceProd (Paris, France)